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blatantly unfair to pick that person or the whole family out because of the violence they were a victim of. that is potentially gender discrimination. some of the things that we are doing regarding lgbt families. traditionally, the mother has been -- the family has been mother, father, dodd, etc.. and our job to be reflective of what is going on america of 2011 is to be open to all families. we are setting up policies later this year that decision making on housing cannot be based upon sexual orientation. it can't be based on gender identity or marital status. ñ9q back and we can maybe
shape regulation or law to be responsive to be reflective. >> what about the communities so that we know how this is going to be -- so we know something tangible that actually came out of this not a part of the processes we are taking this downhill when we're taking it back to the white house. will develop a report and will be confused in the different departments. and depending on how the
information shakes out, it could lead to a particular programs or legislative changes. that could mean greater communication. a lot of what we're doing is supporting local communities. the decision making about how dollars are used are made right here in san francisco. in that respect, this information today will feed into our own process and certainly with the city officials. i learned a lot from today. i would love to come back and say that we met -- what did we learn in the days or 120 days?
and others being held accountable to you. we will come back and say this is what we have learned in other parts of the country in here is what we think we will go forward on a. and what will we do to get a lot of this done? >> san francisco's i is a big important city. you have access to your mayor, to supervisor cohen, president of the board of education, and a lot of people. these other people that make the decisions. we'll let you know what we have done so there is not just one opportunity but multiple opportunities.
>> [inaudible] >> the media process, the national one is going to be done a little bit quicker than that. there'll be an indication of the next couple of months about what we have learned a we can do with the information to happen to come back earlier than annually to continue the dialogue. >> how does the process of the other services other than housing hopefully here in san francisco? >> affects all properties.
if you have an apartment or a home and you have been discriminated against, we can take action. in housing decisions, where you live as an impact on some the other things. what your access is the hospitals, healthy foods, playgrounds, etc. pierhead as a platform for advancement and empowerment, it is really important. is is an indirect way of dealing with education issues. it is also just as important. >> and beyond the individual decisions that need to be made, i can't stress the importance of the communication enough. and also, we are obligated to
let you know what is going on whether it is washington or city hall. the young people, 20 or 25 years old, they made major changes because they were able to communicate and go through the various social media being used. they turned around the leadership of the country. the conduct of an international level they can certainly be done in terms of getting issues on the table and having been treated seriously. they're about 20 young people and seven cisco. by virtue of what you have done, your leaders. you're speaking for many others. you have the ability to go back and talk to people.
and your focus on making sure that the under youth know about what their rights are and about what they're different choices are. when you're a junior in high school, things may be too late. a junior in high school is the best person to be talking to a sixth grader or seventh grader so they can speak the same language and get them focused on the right road. each one of us has a responsibility. you are more than fulfilling your responsibility today in helping us and helping others. the the words are going back to washington d.c.. analysts accountable to see what changes need to be made. >> i want to say that the work that you guys have done today has been phenomenal. this has been re.
of a second of the name of participate in forms like this. you have the power and you have the knowledge. i know you'll take the world by storm. the ideal communities that you came up with, the different programs, we're going to be nationally at locally. we're going to take that information and do something with this. it is revealed here from that and hear from you guys. i want to hear from her you if you have any closing remarks before we wind down. we're going to give you guys the opportunity, hopefully nonetheless, but to be able to tell president obama was one recommendation on one thing that you want him to know before you leave here today a very >> it is important to have the mayor that behind you. and he actually took one of the
work sheets that you did. your brainstorming session with them because there are seven other of the office leaving and he wanted to be able to articulate what happened here, the brief time he was here to the larger community. this is where i was this morning and talking to the youth about the things that are really important to them. that is what is important to him. a mayor that is already active in the community, someone that is equally as passionate. i worked closely with the mayor to make sure that the resources and the voices continue to be part of that administration. we do everything we possibly can to get high-quality education that we deserve. will continue to have as loud of
voice as possible and they get the dollars the reserve -- and deserve. in terms of the poor people spending, will be able to provide a high-quality education and other states have upwards of $15,000 to educate their youth. we to think about how we come together and not fight about the concept that we do have. this is what is helpful for me as a leader. thank you for coming out and sharing. >> i wanted to say thank you, i have heard some of you speak and of the power and the passion that you have for us today. you're able to share with other leaders. hopefully, this will have a
ripple effect to the rest of the city and to the rest of the state and the rest of the country. i really appreciate him coming today and for the mayor and supervisor for being here early. what they got to see is what we and our department see every day. give the young person sunlight and they will be able to meet all of those policy agendas and the problems that we sit around saying, what we do a round of violence prevention work. this is the reason why the have such a strong commitment to use of voice and use of empowerment. which is why we convene you guys all the time and we ask you all the hard questions. we believe the answers are here and the answers are with you guys. thank you for your participation
today. and for being honest. that is what i am leaving today with. >> yet been fantastic in organizing this. >> let me give you a little idea. and from the office of fair housing. the from the local office. what is fair housing and where do come in? with the office where the people file their complaints. for example, the family tries to go somewhere and you think you're not being printed too high because you're african- american or asian, with the office that you come to because it is against the law. your family wants to move and and there is hope children in
the family of the landlord says they do not accept children, that is against the law. jhi care of. we talk a little bit about medicare and social security. and also protect those that are disabled. there is no reason why you cannot call us up. when your friends are affected, when you are affected. your taxpayer money goes to us and that is why we were created. i brought a lot of bags, which ends with our number. we are a free service and it is our job to investigate these matters. it is our job to protect you. remember, there is protection. we tried to get the housing.
simply, it is against the law. the matter how tough the owner of the project is. it doesn't matter. that is what my office does human he does have to be out there. let the old people keep calling us. we will take care of it. what about you and your family? call us up. this is what the office does. this is what fair housing is. it prohibits discrimination. race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and status, and they told you we are also looking into gender biases.
this is against the law. you can't let it happen. we all know that it is happening. give us the name and number. that is what we care about, to make sure that people are being discriminated in housing. and in community programs, we talk about funding issues. part of what we have done, we give money to the city of san francisco. when we give money to the state. we need to let them know what to do with that money because we give them the money and it is their decision to hear your voice. what about you? what about these programs.
you have the mayor, you have your representatives. show them what is important to you because they are supposed to serve you. they're there for you. and don't forget you have some powerful voices. we have the bags and stuff, take them home with you. >> thank you, maria. so far, and closing activity, we are going to go around the roundtable and we will stand for this. the question that we posed earlier was, if president obama
were to walk to the store and you were to give him one policy recommendation to approved -- to improve the lives of use, what will it be? almost all of you have the whole time to marinate and think about this which side will go first we're going to stand on up. >> like a specific policy because in all of the policies that they are working through, think about and consider how it affects queer and transgendered folks.
this have in mind to work with them. >> ellison just to make education more diverse, have more variety and can fit different people's needs. >> speaking on behalf of young people, of what help doing that. i don't have much to my name. i need as much help as i can speaking on behalf of young people. >> at more foundations, as i was saying earlier, more income students. it can provide a new college experience for them. >> we need more funding for schools on all levels. >> of like for president obama to push for more ethnic studies
so people can learn about themselves and learn the role that they are destined to play in the role they played for many years >> universal health care. >> allow use more job opportunities, especially youth that have criminal records. basically the same thing, it can cost 120,000 for a incarcerated youth and about zero hundred and 20,000 to employ 25 years. i think more youth jobs. >> i am all for currency, you know what they are. unless a budget cuts. >> i would like more access to resources for students so that they can get the resources they need.
>> if president obama walked through the door today, my advice to him would be about the juvenile justice system had out i feel that it should be more restorative. i heard in the past five years, $20 billion taken out of budget cuts. 22 prisons or juvenile facilities -- that is not right. vinny's to be more alternatives, not just going straight to jail. they can clean up the graffiti are something like that. that is the revised the of what give to obama. >> to focus more on youth and give them support whether is
them, supports them there the first feature. >> there needs to be continued funding investing in prisons and jails, and there needs to be more adequate schooling in those programs prepare them. >> if the president came through the door, i was aide to president obama, and hopefully hear my actual voice, and the war's end and the school to the present pipeline and create revenue for education and services our community needs. stop the deportations that have increased during your
administration and the increase in border patrol. respect the trees of the native american nations. >> more transitional services for the population because it is not only by their homelessness, but by their sexual orientation. he received of lot of discrimination. the second they walked in, the readiness programs in the community into being leaders. and just give them big opportunities. >> they will run for reelection soon.
democracy can grow and everyone can be represented equally. >> adobe a dream of being passed because it will be more of a parent's decision. >> prioritize education, providing more of grants and students that are unable to afford college and provide funding for colleges have not spending enough for people that can meet the threshold for other states. >> to fund more non-profit organizations and programs along with java will keep people off the streets and keep them busy working.
>> of the tribes of the forum, a delegate to say thank you to the national and local leaders here in you guys are the ones that make this happen. there is lunch for you. thanks. >> i want to thank all of you for coming this afternoon. this is one of our favorite events. this is the mayor's principal of the year award. we're here to recognize and honor three outstanding princi pals from the san francisco unified school district. [applause] before we honor them, we are all
going to be honored because of the amazing kids from our school district. first i want to introduce the choral director of the group who will introduce the kids. [applause] >> good morning. good morning to our wonderful mayor, the superintendent of schools, our wonderful honorees, wonderful parents. i am from mckinley elementary school. we have brought the second grade to perform two songs for you in honor of the wonderful honorees. because you are somebody, we are somebody. then we're going to do a song for the mayor, "side-by-side." we also thank the wonderful hydra menendez for inviting us